|A version of the Android operating system|
|Initial release||April 27, 2009|
|Kernel type||Monolithic Kernel (Linux Kernel)|
|Preceded by||Android 1.1|
|Succeeded by||Android 1.6 "Donut"|
Android Cupcake (version 1.5) is the third version of Android developed by Google, a major platform release deployable to Android-powered handsets starting in April 2009, that is no longer supported. The release included new features for users and developers, as well as changes in the Android framework API. For developers, the Android 1.5 platform was available as a downloadable component for the Android SDK. Starting on the 27th of September 2021, Google will no longer allow sign-in on Android devices that run Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread or lower, now requiring Android 3.0 (on tablets) or 4.0 (phone and tablets) to login.
Android 1.5 included new features such as an on-screen keyboard and Bluetooth support as well as improvements to existing features such as UI changes for application management and several Google apps.
New features introduced by Cupcake include the following: